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This code came up on my car, does anybody know what it means or what part needs to be replaced. Any info is greatly appreciated.


008577 - Performance Malfunction in Cooling System
P2181 - 008 - Implausible Signal - MIL ON
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 11101000
Fault Priority: 0
Fault Frequency: 2
Mileage: 84971 km
Time Indication: 0
Date: 2011.09.24
Time: 16:47:51

Freeze Frame:
RPM: 1491 /min
Load: 27.4 %
Speed: 52.0 km/h
Temperature: 74.0°C
Temperature: 42.0°C
Absolute Pres.: 1000.0 mbar
Voltage: 14.097 V


Readiness: 0000 0000
 

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http://wiki.ross-tech.com/wiki/index.php/18613/P2181/008577

Possible Solutions
Check Engine Coolant Temperature Sender (G62)

Check Coolant Thermostat
Check Engine Cooling System Put the key on, fan speed on 1, and push the a/c switch. Are both fans kicking on? If not, you found the problem.
Put the key on and fan speed on 1 with temperature set to hot. Does heat come out readily from the vents? No. Probably the water pump is gone.
Yes. Probably the thermostat is gone.



Special Notes
Check the stored Freeze Frame data with this fault code. Freeze Frame information will be found in the fault code description (if the module supports it) or in Generic OBD-II if the vehicle complies with those regulations. Freeze Frame data stored at -40*C is generally an indication of a faulty ECT or wiring.
Freeze Frame data stored at +140*C is generally an indication of a faulty ECT or wiring.
Freeze Frame data stored with in the 68*C ~ 80*C range is an indication that the vehicle was close to, but not within, the cooling systems normal operation range. The Thermostat itself or Cooling system components may be at fault.
 

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Thank you for the prompt response and info. The fans are both working fine, and the heat and A/C are working well also. Someone said the G62 Sensor may be faulty. does anyone know where it is located in the engine if I need to replace it?
 
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